Proposed ASTM standard will support cleaning and restoring architectural glass

ASTM International
July 13, 2017
By ASTM International
July 13, 2017 - ASTM International’s committee on glass and glass products (C14) is creating a standard that will help clean and restore glass windows, doors, and other architectural glass used in modern buildings. People involved in related industries including glass manufacturing, glazing companies, and maintenance/restoration contractors are invited to participate in the development of the proposed standard (WK58123, Practice for Cleaning Architectural Flat Glass).

“Glass is a major component used in both residential and commercial architectural buildings today,” says ASTM International member Paul West of the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA). “The beauty and integrity of architectural glass products can be maintained for decades by adhering to a proper schedule of routine cleaning."

According to West, the IWCA is supporting the development of the new standard to help educate and enhance professionalism in its industry.

He says that the proposed standard will explore proper techniques for professional contractors to follow. In addition, the standard will address how to identify, minimize and/or eliminate problems associated with scratched glass. The standard will also explore advanced restoration techniques for glass surfaces damaged by stains or scratching.

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